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"This is a predictive tool I've used: There are goals we've sought for ten thousand years, and we'll go on seeking them. Instant transport and travel, immortality (or at least longevity and miracle cures.), instant learning "
- Larry Niven

Heliocar  
  Ground vehicle that can also lift off like a helicopter.  

He read his story, standing in a busy street that rustled quietly with the whir of moving walks and the barely audible drone of the thousands of electrically driven heliocars which spun smoothly along on rubber-tired wheels, or easily lifted themselves to skimming flight upon whirling helicopters.
Technovelgy from The Prince of Space, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1931
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Compare to the copter harness from The Star Beast (1954) by Robert Heinlein.

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